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#SceneSearch: Atlanta’s Underground Music Scene

#SceneSearch is our online music diary that details our love for the underground music scene in cities across the globe and those who curate it. Here, we’ll explore your favorite cities and the music that makes us crave a visit. 

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Lil Uzi Vert’s “Eternal Atake” Provides The Official Soundtrack to Rage, Cry, and Twerk To

I’ll be honest with you: I had no plans on listening to Lil Uzi Vert’s new album “Eternal Atake.” Vashtie did a poll on Instagram regarding the release with a 93% “should listen” rate after I shamelessly pressed the opposite,

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Princess Nokia Released Two Albums, “Everything Is Beautiful” and “Everything Sucks” and We Can’t Stop Listening

There’s no rules in regard to releasing music. Most artists release a project yearly, along with visuals, then tour. For New York rapper, actor and singer Princess Nokia, she decided to make up her own rules: by releasing two projects

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Music Festival Roundup: The Most Promising and Music-Centric Festivals this Spring

It’s that time of the year again. The time where you wake up at the crack of dawn to eat a granola bar washed down by a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. The only time of the year besides Halloween where

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REVIEW: Brent Faiyaz is Unapologetic and Honest in His New Project “Fuck The World”

Brent Faiyaz’s sound sets himself apart from everyone else. In the playlist area, we’re quick to curate vibes as a faux DJ, but Brent Faiyaz is indeed a vibe. His music holds more depth as an alternative R&B artist in

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Artist To Watch: FLO MILLI

If you’ve never got dressed to a Flo Milli song, we’re here to put you on. The Mobile, Alabama born singer, or better known as the  “petty queen” was spotted during NYFW and we had a chance to catch up

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Despite the Rumors, The LA based Lovers and Friends Festival is Real

Goldenvoice announced a massive lineup for their upcoming festival Lovers and Friends with headliners including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Usher, Jhene Aiko, and much more. However, some artists on the line-up claimed they were not booked for the show.  Mase asked to be

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After Almost A Year Since His Death, We’re Getting The Nipsey Hussle Documentary We Deserve

The Marathon Clothing announced that Nipsey Hussle’s documentary could potentially air on Netflix and be co-directed by Ava DuVernay. Nipsey Hussle’s company Marathon Films has been working with RocNation to executive produce the documentary with his children Emani and Kross

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Artist To Watch: Kaash Paige

Kaash Paige is turning ears with her honest lyrics and unique sound. Listening to her debut it’s not hard to catch the intimate moments and vulnerability that sparked the title of her EP, Parked Car Convos. The project name, a

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Woman Crushin’ It Wednesday: DaniLeigh

It’s safe to say we’ve taken the word “woman” to a new level. “The Woman” is fearless, strong, elegant, task-oriented and in 2020, we’re here for it. On Wednesday’s we celebrate not only a woman we’re crushing on, but a

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Layomi The Tampa Baes Releases No Apologies Video

In 2020, there’s nothing wrong with being unapologetic. Whether you’re not sorry for your slick mouth, shining the brightest or leaving a mess in the kitchen, taking pride in #iaintsorry is the motto for the year. Layomi The Tampa Baes

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20 Essential Podcasts To Start Your Monday Morning

According to the New York Times, “more than half the people in the United States have listened to one, and nearly one out of three people listen to at least one podcast every month.” Your favorite music festivals have podcasting

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#ArtistToWatch in 2020: Emotional Oranges

There’s something about the artist’s mystique that’s fascinating and wanting us to know more about them. Being enigmatic with a mysterious aura is alluring to listeners. Artists such as The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, Sade, PARTYNEXTDOOR, H.E.R, Kendrick Lamar rather keep

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Here’s Why We’re Excited For Hip Hop Evolution’s Season 4

Hip Hop Evolution is back for season 4 and we, along with the rest of the hip hop lovers out there, could not be more thrilled. If you haven’t been following this enlightening docu-series along for the past 3 seasons

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4 Things We Learned From Mac Miller’s Circles

  The release of Circles brought fans back into Mac Miller’s world; a world full of jazzy instrumentals, thought-provoking lyrics, heartache and life lessons. Circles picked right up where 2018’s Swimming left off and true fans won’t be disappointed in

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Celebrating National DJ Day With a Handful of DJs You Should Know

If I make my way out to a lounge, club, or any social gathering; 9 times out of 10 when I look up, there’s a guy responsible for spinning the records. Though a lack of diversity in the DJ scene

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LISTEN: #ONE16GOAT A Mixtape Celebrating Birthday Bae’s – Aaliyah, Sade, FKA Twigs & Kate Moss

  Today is the 2 year anniversary of my mixtape – #ONE16GOAT. It was 2 years ago when I discovered that Aaliyah, Sade, FKA Twigs and Kate Moss (just a few of the most enchanting and godly women to walk

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Sticks & Stones: It’s Time to be Kind to Celebrities

We’ve improperly assumed that being a celebrity means you don’t have any problems. The happiness from money, fame, and prestige, should put you on such a high that nothing can bring you down. FALSE. In this day and age, where

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What A Time to Be Alive: Our End of Year Playlist 2019

The last Monday of the year is here and we can effortlessly say that 2019 was a special year in music. This year provided the continued success in hip hop, blossoming R&B, protruding alternative, international and genreless blends.  For our

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8 Things You Didn’t Know about Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You”

  If you’re like us, you’re spending today with your friend and family singing holiday tunes off-key and enjoying holiday drinks. Since we all know Mariah Carey invented Christmas, we use today to celebrate her greatness with her hit single

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Beldina’s Single iLY Makes Us Believe in Love Again

It’s safe to say that R&B is in a good place right now. While R&B never died, Beldina shows love to the genre by adding an alternative twist and tantalizing vocals creating a soothing sound perfect for playlists. The Kenyan

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It’s True, Your Favorite Artist Owns a Creative Agency

Music has always played well with other art forms like fashion, photography, and film. Back in the day, it was pretty common to see your favorite singer trying out their acting chops in an upcoming film or modeling as the

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If You Haven’t Listened to Tory Lanez’s Chixtape Series, Here’s Why You Should Start Now

Why do we love Tory Lanez is a question I begin to ask myself. He’s an all-around great artist that’s versatile with his abilities. The Toronto artist shows and proves that he’s not afraid to go bar for bar with

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Yasiin Bey Brings New Album Negus To Brooklyn Museum

Earlier this month Yasiin Bey aka as Mos Def quietly debuted his new album Negas (pronounced neh-goose) as a multi-media installation at the Brooklyn Museum. Over the years Mos Def has given us profound lyrics with blended sounds of rock

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Kehlani Drops New Single, “You Know Wassup” And Define Todays Era of R&B

  Despite many opposing opinions, music should evolve and adapt to changing times. Keeping that in mind, it’s safe to say that we are currently living in an era of contemporary-alternative R&B. Over the years the sound of rhythm and

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Summer Walker Suffers From Social Anxiety and Canceled Several Tour Dates and That’s OK

Recently singer Summer Walker who just dropped her debut album “Over It” canceled many of her remaining tour dates. She posted a candid video to her 1.7 million followers explaining how touring doesn’t work well with her introverted personality. “I

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WolfTyla’s Single All Tinted Is The Reminder of Summer Time We All Need

As we drift into fall and soon into winter, we can’t help but vaguely remember what summer feels like. With Seasonal Depression on the rise, it’s hard not to miss the warm sun on your skin, the extended daylight hours,

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What Netflix Rhythm and Flow Brings To Hip Hop Culture

I’m sure you’ve heard about Rhythm + Flow streaming on Netflix if you haven’t watched it yet. Three judges, Cardi B, T.I. and Chance the Rapper head to their hometown to find the next “big rapper.” Here’s our main take

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Sade Adu , A Timeless Muse In Music History

  Sade Adu. With her voice, she’s a calm breeze of wind that caresses your cheek, who leaves soft kisses on the top of your head. A timeless muse whose vocality and band is enchanting and blissful. Where you feel

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Why We’re Patiently Waiting For A Kids See Ghosts Sequal

There has been a lot of speculation of a sequel since the summer 2018 release of Kids See Ghosts, the album by creative duo Kid Cudi and Kanye West. The album marked a milestone in hip-hop history, as a creative

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FKA Twigs Blends Genres In Her New Single “Sad Day”

Fitting in a box never mattered to FKA Twigs. She does what wants, creates music with no boundaries and her personal sense of style varies like the weather. In regards to her music, she’s known for bending genres and creating

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Why Issa Rae’s Music Label Is Important to Film

From being a director, writer, and actor, Issa Rae has become quite the Renaissance woman. A black woman who wears many different hats and does it well. Starting with her YouTube series, Awkward Black Girl that debuted back in 2011,

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Savannah Cristina is selfish with “Self Care”

Knowing when to put yourself first is important. Taking care of your mental health is essential for your own well being and Savannah Cristina makes sure of that. Currently residing from Miami, Florida the blissful songwriter decided to skip a

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Hulu Premiers Original Series Wu-Tang: An American Saga

This year is truly proving to be the year of the Wu. With the success of Showtime’s documentary Of Mics and Men and now Hulu’s original series Wu-Tang: An American Saga, the stories of the Wu-Tang Clan have been laid

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[PREMIERE] Ras-I’s “Ordinary Day” Blends Reggae, R&B and Soul

Jamaican singer Ras-I has something special about him. With R&B on the rise, it’s easy to say Ras-I not only brings something different to the table, but he also brings his culture. His new single “Ordinary Day”  fuses notes from modern

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How Megan Thee Stallion is Changing the Beauty Standard

The beauty standard for women in the rap game seems to get more unreachable as the years go by. It has always been difficult for women to reach the beauty standard, but now it is nearly impossible. When Nicki Minaj

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5 Things We Learned From Summer Walker & Ari Lennox’s #OverIt Chat

Summer Walker got real with fellow R&B songstresses Ari Lennox in a new video titled Over It on Apple Music’s Beats 1. The two discussed what they’re in to and what they’re over, including waxing, monogamy, men, plastic surgery, and

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Celebrating 10 Years of VEVO With Our Favorite Vashtie Directed Videos

It’s hard to truly grasp that VEVO is 10 years old. If you’re like us, you spent your nights in bed watching video after video under the covers when you were supposed to be sleeping (no judgment.) Founded in 2009,

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7 Rappers From The Rolling Loud NY Lineup That Are Health Conscious

The Rolling Loud festival is coming to NY this October. In just a few weeks Citi Field in Queens will be packed with rappers, artists and tons of festival-goers. The shows will be headlined by big artists like Travis Scott,

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Maluca Mala Lives and Breathes NYC In Her Latest Single “NYC Baby”

As a musician in New York, it’s safe to say standing out is the key to success. No, we don’t mean you have to dye your hair and spend your life savings on the latest sneaker drop, but being uniquely

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